Business is about solving customer problems. It’s been claimed that business is primarily about beating the competition or about maximizing shareholder returns, but if the successes (and failures) of the past decade are anything to go by, the primary goal of business is solving customer problems. If you think about the approach that businesses take … Continue reading A Platform Thinking Approach To Problem Solving
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